Research Assistant – Accounting Division
Columbia Business School is seeking to hire two research assistants for the accounting division, to start ASAP. The student will work with multiple faculty members and the work will include quantitative and qualitative research and analysis involving the collection, coordination and management of information and data. This position provides an opportunity to gain experience in academic accounting and economics research and would be ideal preparation for a PhD program in accounting, finance, economics, or other related fields. The expected commitment is 20 hours per week and the applicant must be a current student at Columbia University.
The Research Assistant’s duties include:
- Collect, clean, and maintain datasets and databases. Extract and link data from multiple databases for analysis. Prepare detailed documentation.
- Develop models and implement program code (STATA, Python, SQL, R, SAS, Matlab, etc.).
- Perform statistical analysis, including regression analysis and machine learning techniques.
- Assist with data analysis and dissemination of findings through the preparation of reports, journal articles, presentations, web sites, and other research outlets.
- Perform case-based research, including work with detailed primary documents.
- Strong quantitative background.
- Programming experience in one or more of the following: STATA, R, SAS, Python
- Familiarity with statistical tools such as regression analyses.
- Familiarity with text parsing and analysis (natural language processing) and/or machine learning techniques is preferred.
- Candidate must be organized and able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Preferred majors: Economics, Finance, Accounting or in a quantitative discipline such as Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Computer Science, or Data Science with coursework in Accounting, Economics, and Finance.
Prior research experience in a research role as a research assistant during the academic year or a summer internship in a research lab or governmental institution such as the NY Fed is preferred.
Time commitment/project duration: 20 hours/week. The position is for two months, renewable at the end of the period.
Salary: $25 per hour
This job is open to current students only. Your graduation date must be December 2020 or later.
How to apply: Please send your resume/CV and cover letter to Prof. Urooj Khan (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line: Part-time Accounting RA